The Hobbit House
Manila from Intramuros Wall
Intramuros Golf Course
Puerto Isabella 2 Intramuros
Historic Malate Church
MRT 3 Train
Pasig River from Jones Bridge
Roxas Boulevard & UN Avenue
M H Del Pilar
Manila - Pearl of the Orient
In Ming Dynasty, the flourishing Kingdom of Maynila traded with China. Tondo, on the banks of the Pasig River, was the capital.
Manila was founded on 24th June 1571 by the conquistadors Martin de Goiti, Juan de Lacedo, and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. In 1867 the Spanish Government of the Philippines created the Province of Manila, with Intramuros as the Capital.
During the 7 Year’s War, the British occupied Manila from 1762-64, when it was handed back to Spain, and in 1898 Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States after the Treaty of Paris ended the Spanish-American War.
Manila developed south during the American era, along Taft Avenue, where you can see the occasional surviving colonial architecture. This also developed slowly westward on re-claimed land, up to - and beyond Roxas Boulevard.
In 1948 Quezon City replaced Manila as the country’s. It is home to several government offices, and Universities.
The National Capital Region (NCR), formed in 1975 under the Metro Mania Development Authority, is composed of the 16 cities - Manila, Caloocan, Las Pinas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marakina, Muntilupa, Novatas, Pasay, Pasig, Paranaque, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela, plus the Municipality of Pateros
Centers of business and finance are Makati, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Manila City, and Ortigas Center. The oldest Chinatown in the world is located north of Intramuros, just over the Pasig River.